Though contouring can help create higher cheekbones and a more defined jawline, it can get very tricky to master the art. The trend of contouring began with runway models and it soon took over the red carpets and not to forget, Instagram. Celebrities and beauty bloggers have played a major role in keeping this makeup trend alive. It has now become a part of their daily makeup routine. So, what should you keep in mind while contouring? Here’s giving you some of the best tricks to nail your face contour the next time you step out.

Create a clean base
 

Create a clean base

The first step is to lock your foundation in place by using a primer and creating a clean base so that the contour can glide on smoothly.

Pick matte over shimmer
 

Pick matte over shimmer

If you’re new to contouring, it’s important to pick the right product. This will help in easing out the process of contouring. A powder-based contour will always give a matte finish, whereas, a cream-based contour will give a dewy finish. 

Use the right brush
 

Use the right brush

It’s important to pick the perfect brush for contouring your face. Ideally, you should use a small, fluffy eyeshadow brush for more precision. For an airbrush makeup finish, you can select the fan brush as it’s great for feathering products into the hairlines, around the cheekbones and under the jawline. 

Mapping is everything
 

Mapping is everything

While contouring, it is important to map out your face and use your bone structure as a guide. The basic contouring areas include the area under your jawline, the side of your temples and the hollows of your cheekbones. You could also reach out to the sides of your nose and hairline for contouring.

Blend blend blend
 

Blend blend blend

Blending is the key to perfecting face contour. Merge your contour into your foundation with the help of a damp beauty blender and tap in small circular motions using the rounder end of the beauty blender.

Dust it with loose powder
 

Dust it with loose powder

Once you’re done contouring all the areas, the last step is to dust your face using a fluffy brush and loose powder. This will help set the entire look into place.